On March 21, 2016, the Alberta Airsheds Council (AAC) – which represents Alberta’s nine Airsheds, including PAZA – and the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see our two parties working closely together to strengthen and better integrate province-wide environmental air quality monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
The AAC, Airsheds and AEMERA have been working collaboratively over the past several months to establish this formal agreement. The MOU outlines how we will work together going forward. Broadly speaking, the MOU will strengthen linkages between AEMERA and the province’s Airshed’s, and identify gaps in monitoring throughout the province – – ultimately providing a more complete and robust picture of ambient air quality in Alberta.
Some of the specific tasks outlined in the MOU include:
- a province-wide review of the operation and alignment of air monitoring stations;
- an annual provincial forum to discuss the MOU, work plan, and current and emerging air quality issues;
- a commitment by all Airsheds to provide air monitoring data to AEMERA for online, public sharing; and
- a clear and demonstrated commitment to strengthen linkages between AEMERA and regional Airsheds in order to identify gaps in the monitoring network, and ultimately provide a more complete and robust picture of ambient air quality in our province.
Memorandum of Understanding between AAC (Airsheds) and AEMERA
AEMERA Press Release
For more information, please contact PAZA Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us on June 9 for our 2015 Annual General Meeting! We will be meeting at the Podollan Inn & Spa, Grande Prairie. 3:30pm – 7:30pm. For more information see AGM Invitation 2015. Remember to RSVP to email@example.com by June 1. Please plan to attend!
Precautionary Air Quality Advisory issued for The Valley-area of Hinton
June 24, 2014
HINTON – Due to unusually dusty air quality conditions caused by traffic on Willow Creek Road and further exacerbated by dry weather conditions, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is issuing a precautionary air quality advisory for The Valley-area of Hinton.
Individuals living or traveling in the above noted area are advised to be aware of potential health concerns that can be associated with dusty air conditions. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10117.asp
For up to the hour Air Qualtiy Health Index (AQHI) ratings in our area please visit www.paza.ca. Air quality information is also available by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-247-7333.
We are excited to collaborate with the City of Grande Prairie and Aquatera on the upcoming Tire Pressure Clinic. Won’t you come out and join us on June 4, 2014 at Aquatera’s Eco Centre, 10431-96 Street, Grande Prairie and check your tires!! We’ll be there from 10am – 2pm. There will be something for the whole family! See you there!!
Please join us on June 2, 2014 for our Annual General Meeting at the Sexsmith Elks Club Room, 9917-99 Avenue, Sexsmith, Alberta. 3:30 pm-7:30 pm. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-833-4343. For more information see PAZA 2014 Annual General Meeting Invitation. Please plan to attend!
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Annual Photo Contest. Congratulations to our winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered. Your submissions were outstanding!
2013 1st Place Winner Sheldon Nordell for “Pollinate”
2013 2nd Place Winner Lloyd Dykstra for “Red Willow Falls”
2013 3rd Place Winner Lloyd Dykstra for “Lilies
2013 1st Place Youth Winner Braiden Wilson for “The Path Ahead”
2013 2nd Place Youth Winner Braiden Wilson for “Painted Past, Silhouetted Future”
PAZA is currently looking for a suitable candidate for the position of Sustainability Manager. The successful candidate will have strong skills in Strategic Planning and setting policy direction. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision are essential. For more information on the Sustainability Manager position please contact email@example.com
PAZA is looking for an Executive Director/Program Manager. For more information see PAZA Executive Director Posting 2013
Please direct all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us in congratulating our 2013 Photo Contest Winners – Lloyd Dykstra, Holly Handfield, Sheldon Nordell and Lidea Porrill. We received so many exceptional entries this year and we want to thank all those who entered. Please visit our Photo Contest page to view our winning photographs.
PAZA extends a big THANK YOU to Encana for your generous sponsorship of our attendance at the Synergy Alberta Conference 2012. We look forward to this opportunity.